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Retail Sales Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Retail Sales Managers plan, direct and manage sales-related activities aiming at maximising sales. They directly contacts clients to promote sales.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Leadership Skills

Retail Sales Managers must have the ability to understand complex business issues and help their sales teams to think strategically.

Communication Skills

Retail Sales Managers must have strong communication skills  to work with employees, customers as he/she needs to confront a variety of internal and customer-facing situations, both positive and negative.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent

Experience

  • 6 to 10 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$60,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Retail Sales Managers usually work in office and often work additional hours including evenings and weekends. They may need to spend time visiting prospective sale points and stores

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